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Two dead as 20 cylinders explode in Kandivali

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 12:08 IST

Two people were killed when massive fire engulfed a godown in the slum area in Mumbai's Kandivali after a series of cylinder blasts on 7 December, NDTV reported.



According to reports, the first explosion took place in Damu Nagar in the afternoon. The fire caused a series of loud explosions. A number of fire tenders rushed to the spot. "We heard a loud blast around 12:45 pm and then 15-20 explosions one after the other," a local resident told NDTV.


According to media reports, about 25 to 30 gas cylinders exploded in the area, leading to the Category-2 fire.



The fire has led to traffic jams in the Kandivali area because the godown is located in a congested colony. It is feared that the fire might reach nearby forest area if not controlled in time.




The fire was still raging at 3:15pm IST.

First published: 7 December 2015, 4:09 IST
 
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